The Inasmuch Foundation gave $110,000 in grants to nine organizations in Colorado Springs. Edith Kinney Gaylord founded Inasmuch to support charitable, scientific and educational causes in Oklahoma. The foundation carries on those interests by supporting education, health and human services and community enhancement around the nation. Grants were awarded to: – Peak Vista Community Health […]
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Twelve Colorado Springs nonprofits received grants from the El Pomar Foundation. The local nonprofits were among 22 recipients of grants from the foundation, which has provided grants and support to the state since 1937. Below are the local grants: – The American Lung Association of Colorado received a $2,500 Ackerman Fund grant to implement a […]
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One in seven Coloradans don’t know where their next meal will come from. But you can help, through Wal-Mart’s “fighting hunger together” campaign. The company has been holding a Facebook campaign in April. Visitors can go to their page and vote for one of 200 communities hardest hit by unemployment. Colorado Springs made the list […]
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Goodwill is opening a new drive-through donation center April 30 at its administrative campus, 1460 Garden of the Gods Road. The center will be open from 7 a.m to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday and from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. Donations of clothing, shoes, housewares, furniture, appliances, sporting goods, computers and electronics, books […]
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Care and Share is holding a one-day food drive tomorrow from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. to assist victims of the High Park fire near Fort Collins. The food drive is at their warehouse, a half miles east on Constitution Ave. from Powers Blovd at 2605 Preamble Point. All the food that is collected at […]
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In Colorado Springs’ first Truth Salon, nonprofit professionals talked over fundraising struggles, started tough conversations  — and shared some “aha” moments. The Truth Salon was a brand new roundtable-style breakout session at the Center for Nonprofit Excellence’s annual Nonprofit Day Conference, held at The Antlers hotel March 9. “As professionals in this space know, there […]
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The Olympic world stage is not only a proving ground for athletes, but for sophisticated malware, hacks and cyberattacks ready to become household names. While sport isn’t closely tied to cybersecurity in the popular imagination, international sporting events are highly attractive targets for cybercriminals chasing profit and malicious state actors looking to make a point, […]
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An Englewood-based nonprofit that trains rescue dogs for people with disabilities is the winner of  a $75,000 marketing grant from Pure Brand Communications. Last month, Denver-based Pure Brand invited nonprofits from across the country to apply for the grant, and only 27 threw their hats into the ring.
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Hold that five dollars. Giving to panhandlers can do more harm than good, service providers say, and the new HelpCOS campaign is promoting a better way to give. Launched May 31 by the city of Colorado Springs in partnership with Pikes Peak United Way, HelpCOS recognizes increasing frustration at panhandlers on the streets, doubts over […]
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Pikes Peak Community Foundation and the Quad Innovation Partnership this week announced an initiative to research operating strategies for Venetucci Farm. “The Quad and PPCF will spend the next year examining the viability of various operating strategies to enhance Venetucci Farm as a long-term community asset,” a release issued by the foundation said. The Quad, […]
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An initial cohort of 14 business students at Pikes Peak Community College will spend the next two years learning how to make profits while making a difference in the community. The students will take a core curriculum of 30 credit hours plus three electives chosen from recommended courses in complementary fields. Then they will complete […]
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A local nonprofit is hoping a name change will help it appeal to a larger — but still specific — audience. “We want to appeal to a broader group, but we are not trying to attract just everybody,” said John Buckley, board president of Peak Executive Forum, formerly called Middle Market Entrepreneurs. “We are wanting […]
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